PDA

View Full Version : Nikon DSLR "Picture Of The Day"



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 [62] 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73

tim11
08-13-2011, 03:59 AM
Thanks Rooz. I guess I should get something right by now.


You're on fire Tim, that flower shot's a cracker. How'd you do it, a single softox at 45 deg to camera left ?
DPRob. You'll be surprised. No fancy light but natural and with the most basic of gear. I'm not sure if I used a tripod though it was a long time ago; and it was taken with my Sigma 18-50 which is now sold. Photoshop makes lots of difference though, but even that it was just tweaked from RAW.


Date Shot: 9/06/2008 10:35:23.50
Time Zone and Date:
Image Quality: Jpeg Fine (8-bit)
Device: Nikon D80
Lens: 18-50mm F/2.8G
Focal Length: 50mm
Focus Mode: AF-S
AF-Area Mode: Dynamic
VR:
AF Fine Tune:
Exposure
Aperture: F/5
Shutter Speed: 1/160s
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Exposure Comp.: -0.7EV
Exposure Tuning:
Metering: Matrix
ISO Sensitivity: Auto (ISO 125)
Flash
Device:
Image Settings
White Balance: Auto, 0
Color Space: sRGB
High ISO NR: OFF
Long Exposure NR: OFF
Active D-Lighting:
Image Authentication:
Vignette Control:
Auto Distortion Control:
Optimize Image
Optimize Image: Normal
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Auto
Sharpening: Auto

tim11
08-13-2011, 04:03 AM
Here is another.
I have been shooting them for a few years now and never bother to enhance and post them. Is this one better or worse than the last? Comments welcome.

tim11
08-13-2011, 04:21 PM
St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia.
Which version do you prefer?

Switchblade906
08-13-2011, 05:29 PM
I vote for the color.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-13-2011, 09:45 PM
I prefered the earlier rose due to the softer light.
Prefer the B&W cathedral but would consider cropping off some of the foreground grass.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-13-2011, 09:48 PM
Despite all the new gear I'm struggling for motivation to shoot, but here's a happy snap from last weekend.

AtlPikMan
08-13-2011, 10:41 PM
Its Been a while...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6040757178_4eea308c2a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlpikman/6040757178/)
Downtown Saturday Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlpikman/6040757178/) by Kent@SoulsticePhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/atlpikman/), on Flickr

jr_rodriguez
08-14-2011, 07:33 AM
From the Bacardi Rum museum.

Anthony
08-14-2011, 08:20 AM
I prefer the composition of the black and white as the ball street lamp near the round window is distracting as is the office block peeping around the edge.

jr_rodriguez
08-14-2011, 08:45 AM
St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia.
Which version do you prefer?

Black & White for me, both for the light and composition.

S. Saqib Shams-II
08-15-2011, 04:09 AM
It's been ages since I've posted something so...

Nikon D3000
Nikkor 18-55 VR (kit lens)
ISO: 200
f/8.0
Shutter speed: 1/80s


5803458035

Anthony
08-15-2011, 04:42 AM
So you managed to get your brother to take you up?

I went in June but the weather was not very good so not many good photo opertunities - looking at your EXIF data I was there the week before you.

Thats a good photo and would never have thought of taking it like that; the grass is nice and green - probably due to all the rain when I was there - but the two tall bits are a bit distracting.

kgosden
08-15-2011, 06:56 AM
I agree on the tall grass. Selective pruning is sometimes needed for those types of low angle shots. It can be hard to pick up on it through the veiwfinder, but that is what the cloning tool is good for in PP.

Turo
08-15-2011, 11:18 AM
I haven't posted on here or taken any pictures in ages, but I'm slowly getting back into this hobby. I've been catching up with the last few pages of this thread and there are some great shots in here (as always)! Here is one I took last year (but just got around to processing):

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6135/6000471211_0243a2c402_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/6000471211/)
Bay Bridge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/6000471211/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

S. Saqib Shams-II
08-15-2011, 12:19 PM
So you managed to get your brother to take you up?

I went in June but the weather was not very good so not many good photo opertunities - looking at your EXIF data I was there the week before you.

Thats a good photo and would never have thought of taking it like that; the grass is nice and green - probably due to all the rain when I was there - but the two tall bits are a bit distracting.

Hey Anthony, pleased to hear from you.

No, actually my brother was too busy so I got my friends to plan a trip - we actually drove all the way to Scottish Highlands and back. It was a camping trip for five days. It was magnificent.

I agree with you on those two long bits, very annoying. Interestingly, God was being very kind and wherever we went; Sunshine followed.

And did you really went to Buttermere? It was crazt finding a camping spot with room, we went to Windermere and it was all occupied then we went to another lake I can't remember the name of and it was booked as well so we finally ended up in Buttermere, but it was fantastic. Infact, I think the Lake district has more natural beauty than the Scottish Highlands. Although that's not bad either.

I'd love to see photos you took, so c'mon, treat us.

S. Saqib Shams-II
08-15-2011, 12:33 PM
I agree on the tall grass. Selective pruning is sometimes needed for those types of low angle shots. It can be hard to pick up on it through the veiwfinder, but that is what the cloning tool is good for in PP.

You're right but I wish I was as good at using PP.
Perhaps, you could give me some pointers on it. :)

Anthony
08-15-2011, 12:39 PM
I have uploaded my photos here: Cumbria (http://www.rubble.info/donotdelete/cumbria/)
First 3 at Barnards Castle on the A1 and the rest at Thirlmere

2 and 13 are 3 exposure HDR.

I am to old for camping now and we stayed at the pub in photo 7. Off to North Wales on thursday for a week and hopefuly get some photography in there.

Anthony
08-15-2011, 01:07 PM
I do not have the patiance for detailed photo editing but here is a quick fix using the clone tool:
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=58036&d=1313438640

I ment to say that I think the highlands are a bit to barren at least the lake district has some nice green areas.

S. Saqib Shams-II
08-15-2011, 01:54 PM
I have uploaded my photos here: Cumbria (http://www.rubble.info/donotdelete/cumbria/)
First 3 at Barnards Castle on the A1 and the rest at Thirlmere

2 and 13 are 3 exposure HDR.

I am to old for camping now and we stayed at the pub in photo 7. Off to North Wales on thursday for a week and hopefuly get some photography in there.

Picture number 2 (HDR) looks very dramatic!
I've been to North Wales on a University day trip, I can't remember the name of the beach but it was a Welsh version of The Sin City. Only with better landscape!

I noticed you've taken some of these pictures from a very high perspective. I'm guessing you climbed up the mountain?

And that's exactly how I felt about the Scottish Highlands, it lacks the lush green color which the Lake District has.

Anthony
08-15-2011, 02:10 PM
Yes we climbed the mountains - my father is the person in one photo. When we climbed it rained and when we stayed at the pub it was sunny!

On the last day my soles came off my boots and so I have had to buy a new pair for Wales. I will not be doing much walking as I am there with the wife and daughter who would much prefer shopping.

Prospero
08-15-2011, 03:51 PM
It's been a while since my last post. The last couple of months I didn't have enough time to post here. I did a lot of traveling (visiting 10 countries since my last post) and there was my Bachelor graduation project at Aerospace Engineering, which meant two months of really hard work. It was a lot of fun, though. In a group I had to design a camera that fits in a Nanosatellite (A satellite the size of a milk carton) and that has a 400 mm to take high resolution images of the earth. As a photographer, it was really interesting to learn a lot more about optics and sensors, and I had the opportunity to work with some professional lens design programs (Code V), which was really interesting.

Anyway, now I'm back. I have taken more than 3000 pictures in the last months, so expect a lot of new pictures here :). Here's a picture from Paris, it's the Notre Dame during sunrise (I arrived in Paris early in the morning). I blended two images in Photoshop to get this result:

58037

Falconest174
08-15-2011, 07:06 PM
One of many pictures I shot of this Red Admiral butterfly, following it around the local vetch patch last Sat. Shot with the New 70-300.
Even though it is not a Macro lens, it still has remarkable close-up capability on larger insects. Decent image size at 59".

kgosden
08-15-2011, 09:37 PM
Nice Red Admiral Falconest. I do not remember the blues on the last ones I saw being as prominent and clear.

500mL
08-15-2011, 09:44 PM
Here's one from the Whistler Village. This is the Olympic Circle, the spot where medals were awarded during the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6209/6033900125_866c1aa7b9_b.jpg

S. Saqib Shams-II
08-16-2011, 04:30 AM
Yes we climbed the mountains - my father is the person in one photo. When we climbed it rained and when we stayed at the pub it was sunny!

On the last day my soles came off my boots and so I have had to buy a new pair for Wales. I will not be doing much walking as I am there with the wife and daughter who would much prefer shopping.


Oh, you mean it was your father sitting on the mountain? He seem'd to be reading a newspaper and I was like that is an epic way to read a newspaper. :D
Take your family on a boat ride, and don't forget to take your camera on the boat.. I remember there were so many off-shore windmills and it looked pretty amazing.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-16-2011, 05:39 AM
Great stuff all and really nice to see a few old names back.

Rooz
08-16-2011, 03:58 PM
It's been a while since my last post. The last couple of months I didn't have enough time to post here. I did a lot of traveling (visiting 10 countries since my last post) and there was my Bachelor graduation project at Aerospace Engineering, which meant two months of really hard work. It was a lot of fun, though. In a group I had to design a camera that fits in a Nanosatellite (A satellite the size of a milk carton) and that has a 400 mm to take high resolution images of the earth. As a photographer, it was really interesting to learn a lot more about optics and sensors, and I had the opportunity to work with some professional lens design programs (Code V), which was really interesting.

Anyway, now I'm back. I have taken more than 3000 pictures in the last months, so expect a lot of new pictures here :). Here's a picture from Paris, it's the Notre Dame during sunrise (I arrived in Paris early in the morning). I blended two images in Photoshop to get this result:

58037

What a way to come back. Beautiful mate. Brought back alot of good memories.

tim11
08-16-2011, 05:58 PM
Thanks for all your suggestions folks for my colour or BW version. Looks like there is no clear winner.

Falconest: that's a superb shot. I have never seen a butteryfly in close action before.

AtlPikMan
08-16-2011, 06:04 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6065/6048449465_bcba33778d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlpikman/6048449465/)
Little Hustler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atlpikman/6048449465/) by Kent@SoulsticePhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/atlpikman/), on Flickr

Prospero
08-17-2011, 09:38 AM
Thanks Rooz!

AtlPikMan, nice shot, great lighting!

Here's another one from Paris, the Louvre:

58047

kgosden
08-17-2011, 01:10 PM
Prospero,

Love the colors and reflections in that Louvre shot.

S. Saqib Shams-II
08-17-2011, 01:51 PM
Thanks Rooz!

AtlPikMan, nice shot, great lighting!

Here's another one from Paris, the Louvre:

58047

This is amazing!

tim11
08-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Postcards from Sydney.

K1W1
08-17-2011, 05:36 PM
Tim,

I think I'd try to clone out the cranes at Garden Island and the post or flag pole in the Opera House shot.

I'm happier with the bridge in the second one you can see walkers on it. I was a bit concerned with the last one you posted, no walkers makes the bridge look naked these days. :)

tim11
08-17-2011, 05:47 PM
K1W1. I didn't notice that crane :D
I guess I'm used to seeing them as part of the landscape? Like the 'toaster' in front of the opera house (not in this picture.)

Falconest174
08-17-2011, 08:13 PM
Here is a fellow you don't see every day. A large Snapping Turtle, shell length about a foot.
His presence may explain why there have been so few young ducks along this stretch of the river. Geese have been about as usual, but not ducks.
Fill flash used, a Sunpak pf30x, with the new 70-300.

Turo
08-17-2011, 09:36 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6200/6055170168_face32f20a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/6055170168/)
Guns (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/6055170168/) by arturodonate (http://www.flickr.com/people/arturodonate/), on Flickr

Prospero
08-18-2011, 03:29 PM
Tim, great pictures from Sydney. I really like the first one. The cranes don't really bother me.


This is amazing!

Thanks S. Saqib Shams and Kgosden!
Part of the reasons why the reflection is quite clear is that I held the camera very close to the water surface. That way I got less of the bottom of the fountain and more of the reflection in the picture. Liveview was quite handy for that.

Here's another shot from paris, it's the Eiffel Tower

58056

tim11
08-18-2011, 04:19 PM
Falconest: that's not a turtle it's a dinosaur. Tell you the truth that's the first time I see a picture of that species.

Turo: Good split there. I used to be able to do full split up until a few years ago. :)

Prospero: Thank you. I love the Eiffel tower shot. Oversaturated but even that serves the purpose well.

K1W1
08-18-2011, 10:52 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6184/6058390424_4bcf07c7ea_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6058390424/)

Falconest174
08-19-2011, 07:07 PM
Pic of a Halloween Pennant d'fly. I like the background and had to work for this shot. Quite a windy day and the grass stem was waving around all over the place.

kgosden
08-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Falconest,

I love that shot, but bet you were wishing for a bit more DOF.

K1W1
08-20-2011, 03:44 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6064/6061789696_488658ab11_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6061789696/)

Falconest174
08-20-2011, 06:47 AM
Kgosden;
No, actually, I was hoping for a faster AF. USM is not fast enuf to catch waving grass stalks, close, far, left, right, up, down, circle left, circle right. :confused:

jr_rodriguez
08-20-2011, 06:39 PM
El Morro Fort's lighthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico

tim11
08-21-2011, 04:20 AM
K1W1,
I think you should title that shot 'eye ball.'
Now that soccer season is over, what are you going to do? My son's U11 ended up third and just missed out the grand final.

RichNY
08-21-2011, 05:17 PM
You're right but I wish I was as good at using PP.
Perhaps, you could give me some pointers on it. :)

I completely disagree with editing the tall grass; I think it is much stronger with the grass. Because there are two blades of grass the eye is drawn in between the blades and shows the depth of the grass to mountains. I really like the image.

K1W1
08-21-2011, 05:21 PM
Tim

My sons team has two more weeks but we are now in in San Francisco so he will miss both games. They will most likely finish 3rd or 4th out of 11 teams which is about where they usually end up. Seniors games run through till mid Sept with finals but after that there is always summer season or actually doing some stuff around the house and motorcycles of course. I've also been asked to shoot a cross country horse riding event in late November. If that happens it might be some fun.

tim11
08-21-2011, 07:22 PM
The Sydney Harbour Bridge in different light

K1W1
08-21-2011, 07:47 PM
You have walkers. I'm happy. :)

Jrb350z
08-22-2011, 05:02 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6072/6070840185_aa2fc2e3b5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/6070840185/)
DSC_2728 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/6070840185/) by Jrb350z (http://www.flickr.com/people/57982948@N05/), on Flickr

Comments are welcome!

K1W1
08-23-2011, 07:23 PM
Doing a Jeff

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6077/6074798703_cc755cd800_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6074798703/)

kgosden
08-23-2011, 07:34 PM
K1W1,

Hope you enjoy the SF area. Now get over to the Marin Headlands for the classic Golden Gate shots!

K1W1
08-23-2011, 09:22 PM
Used to live in Tiburon.
Picked up the rental racer today and Tiburon, Mill Valley and Sausalito are on the agenda for tomorrow.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-24-2011, 12:17 AM
Happy holiday K1W1.

tariq127
08-24-2011, 12:50 PM
5809358094

photowerkz
08-24-2011, 02:55 PM
Bought myself a new toy and had to take a picture of it :)

http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/z301.jpg
http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/z301.jpg

jr_rodriguez
08-24-2011, 09:39 PM
Bought myself a new toy and had to take a picture of it :)

http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/z301.jpg
http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/z301.jpg

Awesome. Congrats!

tim11
08-25-2011, 04:34 AM
Only if I could sell these shot for $1 each... I would have made $100 in one hour this afternoon.
All of these birds use left legs; how interesting.

tfa8rva
08-26-2011, 09:32 PM
Prelude to a Hurricane. Irene creeps closer.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6203/6078646419_8e55056d6e_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-26-2011, 11:56 PM
Beautiful shot TFA, good luck with the storm.

Wow Marius, so envious of that car.

tfa8rva
08-27-2011, 01:29 AM
Beautiful shot TFA, good luck with the storm.


Thanks. In about 18-20 hours the eye of the storm will be situated just about overhead. They had mandatory evacuations for everyone in low lying areas....and voluntary evacuations for everyone else in my area......but as a first responder, I will be staying. Should be fun.

tfa8rva
08-27-2011, 01:32 AM
Here's a little crab i found on vacation. He's was a shy little thing.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6183/6078405459_0ee4d8cd7e_b.jpg

Rooz
08-27-2011, 01:57 AM
hard at work
58099

ssil2000
08-27-2011, 02:24 AM
That's gold rooz


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

tim11
08-27-2011, 04:32 AM
Giving the toys away already Rooz?

tim11
08-27-2011, 04:32 AM
Cockatoo full frontal.

Falconest174
08-27-2011, 07:31 PM
Great lightning pic, tfa8rva, keep safe.
I have some friends that are pastoring a church on the DelMarVa peninsula, will be praying for them.
Here is possible one of the last d'fly shots of this year.

blindeye
08-27-2011, 07:55 PM
Cool crab.
-Brandon

Jrb350z
08-30-2011, 06:20 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6187/6098129397_966c3918f2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/6098129397/)
DSC_2683 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57982948@N05/6098129397/) by Jrb350z (http://www.flickr.com/people/57982948@N05/), on Flickr

K1W1
08-31-2011, 07:00 PM
Alcatraz

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6190/6101957856_68f5a884e0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6101957856/)

Geoff Chandler
09-01-2011, 03:00 AM
This caught my eye, recently, on a visit to Glastonbury...

tim11
09-01-2011, 03:47 AM
K1W1: Where was Clint Eastwood?
Geoff: That's very eye catching. First I thought it's a biscuit box. :D

timfactor
09-01-2011, 05:56 AM
I just got into photography so any suggestions would be great. Took this from about 60 ft away in the stands through double netting... Have a few more to post later.
Taken with a D90 and 70-300 VR II.


http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx188/08nastystng/Paintball/PSP_NJ_2011.jpg

kgosden
09-01-2011, 08:08 AM
Tim,

My composition suggestion would be to have him aiming more into the frame than out of it. Either way it helps to show what he is aiming at. My other suggestion is if you are photographing at paintball events, or other camera hostile environments, you might want to be certain to use a UV/clear filter and possibly a rain sleeve. A stray paintball hit to that camera might make it look like a colorful Pentax, but it will likely stop working.

timfactor
09-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Tim,

My composition suggestion would be to have him aiming more into the frame than out of it. Either way it helps to show what he is aiming at. My other suggestion is if you are photographing at paintball events, or other camera hostile environments, you might want to be certain to use a UV/clear filter and possibly a rain sleeve. A stray paintball hit to that camera might make it look like a colorful Pentax, but it will likely stop working.

thanks for the suggestions. I am really new at this and this was the first sporting event i took my camera to. I should have thought about the filter. So many things to learn!! I was behind the netting but i will be inside it in a few weeks at the place i normallly play at.

tim11
09-01-2011, 04:02 PM
I agree re. composition. Either he is aiming in or show (the whole body) of his comrade on his left.

jr_rodriguez
09-01-2011, 06:12 PM
Processed this with Lightroom. Trying to get the hang of it.

tfa8rva
09-02-2011, 09:12 AM
And this is why I keep a camera with me all the time. Wasn't out looking for photos, but pulled into someones driveway just at the right time. This barn was in the field next to their house.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6104676517_550dbfd385_b.jpg

Falconest174
09-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Nice shot, not sure if I like the monochrome, though. I would like to see the colors in the sky and clouds.

tfa8rva
09-02-2011, 01:32 PM
Thanks......been on a B&W kick for a bit. I might reprocess later and repost.

Rooz
09-02-2011, 07:31 PM
And this is why I keep a camera with me all the time. Wasn't out looking for photos, but pulled into someones driveway just at the right time. This barn was in the field next to their house.



a very special shot. absolutely love it. i would like to see the colour version aswell although am a big fan of this in mono.

tim11
09-02-2011, 09:12 PM
I'm not a big fan of B&W but that shot works well in BW - very dramatic.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-03-2011, 12:27 AM
Nice TFA.

Re the paintball a cheap way is a UV filter on the lens and put the whole cam/lens in a plastic bag with a rubber band to hold it round the lens, just the tip of the lens and UV filter sticking out.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-04-2011, 12:47 AM
Photographic fluke bubble lensing - don't think they sell them at B&H

K1W1
09-04-2011, 04:57 AM
I liked that one on FB.

ssil2000
09-05-2011, 10:51 PM
And this is why I keep a camera with me all the time. Wasn't out looking for photos, but pulled into someones driveway just at the right time. This barn was in the field next to their house.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6188/6104676517_550dbfd385_b.jpg

Wow this is stunning!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

S. Saqib Shams-II
09-08-2011, 02:22 PM
58192

Nikon D3000
18-55 kit lens
Focal length: 52mm
f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
ISO: 100

Falconest174
09-08-2011, 06:10 PM
This is a shot of a local transmission tower for the electric utility as it is nearly flooded over. WE have had some very heavy rain lately, 7.49 inches in that last 24 hours. Ground is already saturated and this is the expected result. "Historic' flooding.This tower is normally some 15-18 feet above the water. It is about to get its feet wet. The walkway is atop the floodwall that protects the East bank of the river from flooding the Westernside of he North side of the city.......Got that? :p
One of numerous pics taken today.

kgosden
09-08-2011, 08:52 PM
S. Saqib Shams-II,

Very interesting ant photo. Something primal about it seems to work for me.

S. Saqib Shams-II
09-09-2011, 08:46 AM
S. Saqib Shams-II,

Very interesting ant photo. Something primal about it seems to work for me.

Thank you very much! :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-10-2011, 03:19 AM
I'll cheat and do 2 from me today, Australian Bush scene and a spring scene (daddy got peaved with me and swooped me a few times, no harm done though)

Turo
09-14-2011, 07:54 AM
My new car after an extensive washing/detailing process!!

58247

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-18-2011, 01:48 AM
From the botanic gardens today with my new 105 micro (daughter now using the old Tammy 90)

S. Saqib Shams-II
09-20-2011, 06:58 AM
58262


Nikon D3000
Shutter Speed: 1/13s
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO: 400

Sir Les
09-20-2011, 08:48 AM
As I haven't posted in a while, may I be cheeky and post a few from a walk around my garden today?

This budding lemon seems to be telling me something:

58263

The infinite variety of nature's colours always amazes:

58264

And what at first glance was almost overlooked (a really tiny white spider), turns out to be far more complex than you'd think:

58265

All shot with my D7000 and f/2.8D 60mm micro lens.

K1W1
09-20-2011, 04:46 PM
National Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6178/6162428738_bdc7f8bfff_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6162428738/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6167/6162429612_cbd2f73094_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6162429612/)

kgosden
09-20-2011, 08:55 PM
Sir Les,

Very interesting spider. I would have taken dozens with that colorful background if he held still long enough.

Rooz
09-21-2011, 01:57 AM
And what at first glance was almost overlooked (a really tiny white spider), turns out to be far more complex than you'd think:

58265.

brilliant.

58268

K1W1
09-21-2011, 02:40 AM
Jeepers they grow quick.

Sir Les
09-21-2011, 08:38 AM
Sir Les,

Very interesting spider. I would have taken dozens with that colorful background if he held still long enough.

And therein lies the problem. Actually, the problem wasn't so much the spider staying still -- it was more the flower he was on moving in the breeze, and me swaying as I leaned awkwardly over a low wall, trying to hold the camera still. As you would be aware, the depth of field afforded by the 60mm micro is extremely shallow at minimum focussing distance, so there's no leeway at all.
He was there again this evening. I think he's a new hatchling, as he (or she) is only 2mm long (approximately) from mouth to end of body, with a 4mm span between his front legs. That's a very small spider. Viewed at normal distance, all you can see is a tiny all-white blob.


Jeepers they grow quick.

Just what I was thinking! Rooz, he's lost his baby looks and is quite the little boy now. And thanks for your comment on my spider photo.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-24-2011, 04:01 AM
On the subject of growing up too fast

Rooz
09-24-2011, 02:04 PM
Goodness me...get a shotgun.

ssil2000
09-24-2011, 03:35 PM
Goodness me...get a shotgun.

Double barrel to be safe


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

SONYNUT
09-24-2011, 09:50 PM
FOR THE SPIDER OR THE KID?:eek:

K1W1
09-24-2011, 10:46 PM
Goodness me...get a shotgun.


Double barrel to be safe


I've been trying that one with my daughter for several years then recently she told a boy a Uni that her dad threatened to be sitting at home cleaning his shotgun whenever a boy came around and this kid turned out to be a gun nut and wanted to come around and talk guns. As a father you can't win so just keep handing over the money and smile.

Dread Pirate Roberts
09-24-2011, 11:01 PM
Too funny K1W1, now I feel like I've got no choice but to relax and go with the flow :(

Rooz
09-25-2011, 01:46 AM
kid turned out to be a gun nut and wanted to come around and talk guns..

lmfao...what are the odds ? lmfaoooooooo

K1W1
09-25-2011, 02:46 AM
Too funny K1W1, now I feel like I've got no choice but to relax and go with the flow :(

Just wait till you get the puberty mother-daughter conflict when Mum starts (subconciously) resenting "the other woman" in the house. That's when the fun really starts and if you don't have your man land retreat organized by then you will be in serious trouble. :D

AdamW
09-25-2011, 06:40 AM
Too funny K1W1, now I feel like I've got no choice but to relax and go with the flow :(

My friend had a son around the time my older daughter was born. His words of wisdom: "I only have to worry about one penis. You need to worry about millions."

Sir Les
09-25-2011, 07:10 AM
You may remember back in April I posted this photo of autumn grape vines:

http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=57149&d=1303723903


Well, I'm pleased to say it's managed to make its way into the ABC's Weather Calendar for 2012 -- for the month of April! The thrill of having a photo "published" is only tempered by the knowledge that I'll get nothing for it from the stingy ABC. Oh well, at least they gave me two free calendars!

58277

PS Please excuse the crappy colour balance in the second photo -- it was a q&d taken under compact fluorescent lighting, for which I still haven't worked out what the white balance setting should be.

Anthony
09-25-2011, 07:32 AM
Congratulations - do you get any credit on the calendar anywhere?

AMDnut
09-25-2011, 12:24 PM
Shooting with the trusty old D40 and 55-200...

Sir Les
09-25-2011, 06:03 PM
Congratulations - do you get any credit on the calendar anywhere?

Yes -- there's a summary of all the photos plus the photographers' names inside the front cover, and on the right-hand side of each month's page is a tiny portion of the picture, the title and the taker's name. If you look closely you can see all that in the second photo I posted.

I originally submitted the photo to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) for inclusion as a backdrop to the weather segment in their nightly 7.00pm television news broadcast. Each night they choose a different viewer's pic, and then they choose 12 of those photos for next year's calendar. So, to be included as one of the 12 is quite an honour I reckon! :)

I signed a waiver foregoing any rights to payment from the ABC for their use of the photo, so I have no quarrel with them on that score. It's just nice to think that during April next year, quite a few people (I have no idea how many) will be gazing at my photo every time they write on or check their calendar :D

K1W1
09-25-2011, 09:35 PM
I originally submitted the photo to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) for inclusion as a backdrop to the weather segment in their nightly 7.00pm television news broadcast. Each night they choose a different viewer's pic, and then they choose 12 of those photos for next year's calendar. So, to be included as one of the 12 is quite an honour I reckon!

Via Flickr?
Most of the Melbourne shots are from the Melbourne ABC weather Flickr group. I think I've had two used from there.

Sir Les
09-25-2011, 09:57 PM
Via Flickr?


No, via the ABC/adelaide website.

tfa8rva
09-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Here's a pic I took yesterday at a training burn with the fire department.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6164/6182429254_6186d982b7_b.jpg

Rooz
09-27-2011, 02:08 AM
You may remember back in April I posted this photo of autumn grape vines:

Well, I'm pleased to say it's managed to make its way into the ABC's Weather Calendar for 2012 -- for the month of April! The thrill of having a photo "published" is only tempered by the knowledge that I'll get nothing for it from the stingy ABC. Oh well, at least they gave me two free calendars!


congrats and well done !

Thronsen
09-27-2011, 02:41 AM
I was lucky enough to have a pretty good seat for the American try against Australia. Sadly I had to leave the game shortly thereafter, but the score was 10-5 at the time, I assume the Americans pulled out the upset.

58292

Got some seats for the All Blacks against Canada this weekend! The Rugby World Cup is a lot of fun.

S. Saqib Shams-II
09-29-2011, 12:54 AM
58300

Nikon D3000
Nikkor 18-55mm VR (kit lens)
Shutter speed: 1/3s
f/4.0
ISO: 400

Used YN-560 flash gun with bouncer (grey card).

AMDnut
09-29-2011, 08:54 PM
Bokeh anyone?

kgosden
09-29-2011, 09:02 PM
AMDnut,

Very nice flower shot.

AMDnut
09-29-2011, 09:03 PM
Flowers, rain, and the 50mm f/1.8.... sweeeeet!

AMDnut
09-29-2011, 09:09 PM
kgosden - thank you!

Sir Les
09-29-2011, 11:07 PM
AMDnut -- beautiful bokeh indeed!

Saqib -- great lighting balance but what the hell's he building - a nuclear bunker?

Thronson -- Oh, you mean the match where the Aussies thrashed the USA 67-5 ? :)

tfa8rva: -- I hope you were using your biggest zoom lens -- and at the far end of it as well! :)

K1W1
09-30-2011, 12:48 AM
Bokeh anyone?

Nice.

The old 16-85 doesn't do too bad either even at small apertures.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6160/6197431120_fd07e38ffd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6197431120/)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6016/6197433336_6f0c61b0f7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6197433336/)

Rooz
09-30-2011, 04:01 AM
Bokeh anyone?

Cracking shot. Wow, im jealous...

S. Saqib Shams-II
09-30-2011, 05:51 AM
Saqib -- great lighting balance but what the hell's he building - a nuclear bunker?




LOL!! This is an under construction residential building. There were quite a few things that I managed to erase using CS5, e.g. a door on the left wall, electric circuit box on the right wall, a couple of wires hanging here and there, empty socket ports with wires hanging out of them. I wanted to have walls with no distraction.

Sir Les
09-30-2011, 07:29 AM
The old 16-85 doesn't do too bad either even at small apertures.



No indeed -- v. nice shots, Richard.

AMDnut
09-30-2011, 09:00 PM
Sir Les - Thank you!

K1W1 - Yes, the 16-85 does well indeed! Still want one sometime in the future... ;-)

Rooz - Coming from you, that compliment makes my day! Thank you sir!

Another one from the flower shot fest I had that day....

Rooz
10-01-2011, 04:16 PM
lucas running wingman for me shooting a christening. we both had a great time. lol

58313

58314

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-01-2011, 11:51 PM
Great shots and can't believe how fast he's grown

tfa8rva
10-02-2011, 12:28 AM
I don't know if this qualifies as a "Picture of the Day" but here is my first go at a time lapse video with my D7000. This video consists of 1337 stills. I already see one error that I need to fix for my next attempt, and that is to go full manual. I had the WB set to daylight ap priority at f/4 and ISO 100.......but next time will manually set everything. If this is not appropriate here I will move it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7M4coH1VVM

K1W1
10-02-2011, 01:17 AM
lucas running wingman for me shooting a christening. we both had a great time. lol


I assume that he has a tax file number and is being paid the appropriate Sunday rates and that you as his employer did complete a written JSA prior to him commencing his role. :)

K1W1
10-02-2011, 01:57 AM
Seeing as it's so quiet here I'll post a couple from our walk this morning.

Using a friends Metz ring flash and SU-800 on the Tamron 90mm. I want one!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6161/6202612657_a611645e0c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6202612657/)

Yeah I know, they're bugs

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6168/6203128896_1ff0a48076_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6203128896/)

Rooz
10-02-2011, 02:08 AM
I assume that he has a tax file number and is being paid the appropriate Sunday rates and that you as his employer did complete a written JSA prior to him commencing his role. :)

this is the sort of thing he was shooting.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6203216188/in/photostream

"why did you take this picture ?" i ask, (obviously he's taking a picture of the window i think oblivious to the rest)
"isnt it cool how the book is red." goddamit...he saw the book...i didnt see it...he saw it. he's 4yo ffs...

K1W1
10-02-2011, 02:18 AM
Just make sure that he signs the management contract with you before he gets old enough to realise that managers don't normally take 80%. :D

AMDnut
10-02-2011, 05:51 AM
She posed for me but didn't sign a waiver....

tfa8rva
10-02-2011, 07:33 AM
Seeing as it's so quiet here I'll post a couple from our walk this morning.

Using a friends Metz ring flash and SU-800 on the Tamron 90mm. I want one!

Yeah I know, they're bugs

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6168/6203128896_1ff0a48076_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6203128896/)

Really like that one a lot! And I don't even like bees. Cool.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-02-2011, 11:06 PM
"isnt it cool how the book is red." goddamit...he saw the book...i didnt see it...he saw it. he's 4yo ffs...

I'm glad someone else has this problem too. Creatively minded kids showing up the old farts.

Rooz
10-03-2011, 01:13 AM
1/30s, f6.3, iso6400

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6172/6206526765_0e12e0e02c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6206526765/)
2011-10-01-2546__DSC1105 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6206526765/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

K1W1
10-03-2011, 03:58 AM
Spectacular but you know what it needs? It should be a vertical pano with three or four shots under it down to floor level.

kgosden
10-03-2011, 07:13 AM
Rooz,

Lovely colors. But it strangely makes my neck ache with sympathy pain while I stare at it:)

photowerkz
10-03-2011, 02:32 PM
d700 + nikkor 50mm f1.4g - finally got my new wheels mounted :)

http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/z304.jpg

Fullsize: http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/z304.jpg

travis
10-03-2011, 03:08 PM
It looks like a Russian Orthodox church. Were is it?

Thanks

Rooz
10-04-2011, 02:26 AM
yes it is travis, well spotted. its in cabramatta, sydney. :)

here is the new cubby/ sandpit/ garden bed i'm building for the boys.

getting the foundations right. 12 freakin posts.
58328

getting the floor down

58329

outer deck on aswell as floor. framed up the sandpit and backfilled the garden bed.

58330

sandpit filled and starting to frame up the house.

58331

my wingman never far from the action, (or the nailguns). i got into deep shit for him not wearing shoes

58332

that'll do for now.

AMDnut
10-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Another flower shot....

K1W1
10-08-2011, 05:01 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6239/6222878990_9fc3173eeb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6222878990/)

K1W1
10-08-2011, 05:02 AM
here is the new cubby/ sandpit/ garden bed i'm building for the boys.


Let me guess. You are not shopping at Bunnings. :D

Rooz
10-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Let me guess. You are not shopping at Bunnings. :D

lol not open in sydney until end of year, so yes i am with the enemy !

jr_rodriguez
10-15-2011, 07:14 PM
f/8 1/40s
58419

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-15-2011, 09:39 PM
Nice JR. Here's mine for today, the moon last week merged with an exposure of the clouds.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-17-2011, 03:01 AM
24 hrs and no-one said nice shot, my last must have been a dud.

Here's another attempt, a 3 week old baby White Cheeked Gibbon with it's mother, not something I see everyday.

DiamondSCattleCo
10-17-2011, 05:12 AM
Sorry Dread, haven't been here in 48 :) I like the moon shot...

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-17-2011, 05:29 AM
Sorry for having a go Diamond, it was a cheap shot since I'm just surprised at the activity levels. It's not really about posting in the hope of praise despite what I said before.

I really post cause I like to see other peoples images from bits of the world I'll never experience first hand and I want to recipricate that.

kgosden
10-17-2011, 06:50 AM
DPR,

Both nice shots. The gibbon certainly has great color as well as the cute factor. But maybe they would have prompted more attention if they were posted together. No copyright infringement intended:)

jr_rodriguez
10-17-2011, 06:54 AM
Nice JR. Here's mine for today, the moon last week merged with an exposure of the clouds.

I like the mood in the scene. Very nice.

S. Saqib Shams-II
10-17-2011, 09:20 AM
Gentlemen, I hope you're all having a good time.

Here's on I clicked recently.


58453

BR,
Saqib

K1W1
10-17-2011, 01:52 PM
Sorry but that copyright sign totally ruins the picture and is 100% unnecessary. Do you truly believe that somebody is going to steal YOUR picture on the full moon when there are hundreds of thousands of identical photos taken every 28 days?

tim11
10-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Even the best place watermark can be removed using Photoshop. So why ruining your shot putting it in the middle?

tim11
10-17-2011, 03:14 PM
Hope this one isn't posted already?

K1W1
10-17-2011, 05:58 PM
I like the first one I'm not so sure about the second it almost looks on this monitor like you missed focus slightly.

I didn't know cockies played in pine trees.

tim11
10-17-2011, 06:27 PM
Thanks K1W1. The 2nd one maybe a little too bright from the colour of the bird.
Cockatoos play anywhere - even on my cloth-line sometimes.

Sir Les
10-17-2011, 11:24 PM
I suppose, like everything else in life, it all depends on your global point of view! :)

58465

tim11
10-18-2011, 03:33 AM
I suppose, like everything else in life, it all depends on your global point of view! :)

58465

Nice shots of rock melon. :eek:

Turo
10-18-2011, 08:51 AM
Seems like forever since I posted something on here. Life seems to be getting in the way of hobbies lately!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6093/6256675244_67fef32c74_z.jpg
flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/6256675244/)

tim11
10-18-2011, 02:57 PM
What's with all B&W?
Cant beat 'em join 'em. :)
58467

Sir Les
10-19-2011, 12:29 AM
Seems like forever since I posted something on here. Life seems to be getting in the way of hobbies lately!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6093/6256675244_67fef32c74_z.jpg
flickr link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arturodonate/6256675244/)

I just love this picture -- it's so moody and evocative, and raises so many questions such as where is it, what sort of shop is it, why is that fellow standing on a pair of kitchen steps and what's he doing, who's the woman on the billboard on the extreme right, etc., etc.

(I know most of the info is available on the Flickr site, but those are the thoughts that went through my mind on initial viewing.)

It's not just a photo -- it's a work of art!

Turo
10-19-2011, 07:34 AM
It's not just a photo -- it's a work of art!

Thanks, glad you liked it as much as me! :D I particularly loved how the left side of the picture seems lively and bright (with the store) while the right side seems much darker and lonely.

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-20-2011, 01:39 AM
Kgosden what a great edit, I'd have never thought of that.

Nice sharp moon shot, agree the big copyright spoils it.

Tim we hadn't seen the cocky's before from my memory at least.

Sir Les, interesting to see the different angle from the other side of the world side by side.

Nice Sydney harbour, like the foreground background interest, exposure, cionversion and 50% horizon comp.
Love street photography and thats a nice scene you've got going there.

K1W1
10-22-2011, 03:27 AM
A new pet for the kids.

My son wants to learn to ride and I had the opportunity of getting him this bloke. He's a little old and scraggly and blind in his right eye but he well trained and docile around kids. He's ideal really and seems quite happy in the back yard so riding lessons will start in the next month or so when school finishes for the year.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6164/6268393571_eb141d3e73_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6268393571/)

jr_rodriguez
10-24-2011, 07:19 AM
B&W HDR, southern indiana farm
58504

Sir Les
10-25-2011, 12:36 AM
The other day I went (under protest) on what I thought was going to be a boring bus trip to see some native Australian gardens. The whole point about them was that they had been designed to only need minimal watering. Dry, dusty and colourless I thought -- how b-o-r-i-n-g! Well, not only was I wrong about that, but they were chock full of insect and bird life. One cotton bush in particular and the plant next to it caught my attention, for there was the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly laid out before me. I've been cheeky and combined four photos into one: the caterpillar; emerging from the chrysalis; newly emerged and drying out the wings (underside); drying out the wings (top side). All taken with my 18-200mm at 200mm; ISO 640; various shutter speeds and apertures.

58507

Sir Les
10-25-2011, 12:50 AM
A new pet for the kids.

My son wants to learn to ride and I had the opportunity of getting him this bloke. He's a little old and scraggly and blind in his right eye but he well trained and docile around kids. He's ideal really and seems quite happy in the back yard so riding lessons will start in the next month or so when school finishes for the year.



Nice shot. I hope our non-Australian cousins get the joke!

K1W1
10-25-2011, 01:54 AM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xbyperc9oB4/TqZsFxkfRTI/AAAAAAAAALg/oxu4IokyXkE/s1042/_RLR1856.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
10-25-2011, 04:46 AM
Very good you two larikins, 1 for the photo and the other for the cheek.

kgosden
10-25-2011, 09:52 AM
Joke? I just wondered how y'all hang on while being upside down all the time.

jr_rodriguez
10-25-2011, 01:28 PM
A new pet for the kids.

My son wants to learn to ride and I had the opportunity of getting him this bloke. He's a little old and scraggly and blind in his right eye but he well trained and docile around kids. He's ideal really and seems quite happy in the back yard so riding lessons will start in the next month or so when school finishes for the year.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6164/6268393571_eb141d3e73_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6268393571/)

LOL! That's pretty good!
Somehow I missed this post earlier.

tim11
10-26-2011, 05:52 AM
Wow Sir Les. That's one great post up there. That should give Rooz a run for his money.

DiamondSCattleCo
10-26-2011, 07:43 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xbyperc9oB4/TqZsFxkfRTI/AAAAAAAAALg/oxu4IokyXkE/s1042/_RLR1856.jpg

Very nice shot...

K1W1
10-29-2011, 01:11 AM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5QNxTzo8C48/TqusBKgpbiI/AAAAAAAAANY/CqoSFhz8d10/s720/_RLR1970.jpg

Rooz
10-29-2011, 05:06 AM
that's fantastic. is that the metz ?

K1W1
10-29-2011, 05:39 AM
Nope. SB600 triggered by SU800 on camera. It was a quick snap I saw the hole in the treE while I was walking back to the car. I may go back and set something better up.

blindeye
10-29-2011, 07:00 AM
That's a really cool shot, K1W1.
-Brandon

Falconest174
10-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Gotta love this pic of our former Associate Pastor's youngest daughter. Taken a week before they moved to Michigan to pastor a church there. On-camera flash, less than 5' away.

K1W1
10-29-2011, 04:12 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6232/6293126820_0fa2fa7af6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6293126820/)

Rooz
10-29-2011, 04:12 PM
I like it as a gear shot as opposed to the hole. Lol

tim11
10-29-2011, 05:02 PM
I didn't know you are into alien hunting Richard.

Here is a rose. 58533

K1W1
10-29-2011, 05:52 PM
I didn't know you are into alien hunting Richard.


I'm not. It's a drop of water on the side of a tree trunk.

tim11
10-30-2011, 02:54 AM
Black berries... traditional farm type.

S. Saqib Shams-II
11-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Here's another one from my trip to the Lake Districts earlier this year.

58562

Nikon D3000 w/ kit lens
Shutter speed: 1/250s
f/10
ISO: 250
Focal length 18mm

Sir Les
11-03-2011, 11:28 PM
58563
Moonfruit tree! :)

D7000; 18-200 @ 200; ISO 125; 1/30s; f/11; tripod; polariser; v. slight sharpening.

K1W1
11-04-2011, 04:38 AM
Interesting take on a popular theme. I'm not sure it works completely bu I like your outside the box thinking.

kgosden
11-04-2011, 09:16 AM
Sir Les,

I think I might like the moon shot better if the branch was in focus. Perhaps a bit of focus stacking or digital double exposure...

Sir Les
11-04-2011, 10:39 PM
Thanks for your comments guys, I appreciate the feedback. I have to admit that fuzzy foregrounds don't work most of the time. My problem was that the tree was very near and the moon so far away, so one or the other was going to be out of focus. To be honest I didn't think of focus stacking or double exposure, but do either of these methods work with moving subjects (both the moon and the tree leaves)?

My real regret was the photo that got away -- just after I packed up my gear, a large jet passenger aircraft with a glittering vapour trail passed right across the face of the moon. Now that would have been something!

K1W1
11-05-2011, 03:12 AM
My real regret was the photo that got away --

Yours and probably one million other peoples as well. I had a virtually identical experience two weeks ago. I set up a shot on a mountain bike track the forest and waited in vain for nearly half an hour for somebody to come along. You can probably figure the rest.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-06-2011, 01:14 AM
Sir Les the movement would make any difference if you:
take 1 photo of the tree
take 1 photo of the moon
In your editing program combine the 2.

K1W1
11-06-2011, 02:37 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6019/6317476885_35f4dca68a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6317476885/)

Nik HDR Efex Pro
Five shots -2, -1, 0, +1, +2

ssil2000
11-11-2011, 01:34 PM
Havent posted in a while here are a few from yesterday's day on the track

My first time taking photos on the track was very enjoyable I may even say therapeutic :)

Cc always welcome

If you look closely you can see the sparks off the muffler scraping on the first one


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Rooz
11-11-2011, 05:45 PM
#2 is a fabulous panning shot. excellent work mate !

K1W1
11-11-2011, 09:02 PM
The green, green grass of home

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6216/6335664195_c14f689a1e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6335664195/)

ssil2000
11-12-2011, 01:35 AM
#2 is a fabulous panning shot. excellent work mate !

Thanks mate :) it was so therapeutic being out there with no expectations :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-13-2011, 04:39 AM
Another year another Credit Union Christmas Pageant in South Australia

tim11
11-13-2011, 04:42 AM
What the hell K1W1? Ned Kelly country?

tim11
11-13-2011, 04:52 AM
Alright... now that you mentioned green gras of home. I call this GREEN AND GOLD.

58583

tim11
11-13-2011, 04:53 AM
DPRob,
Where was Santa? Rudolph has no right to take his place.

GPanda
11-13-2011, 07:28 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6220/6340680442_b4805fd3a6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leoshilin/6340680442/)
DSC_3398_R1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/leoshilin/6340680442/) by GPanda (http://www.flickr.com/people/leoshilin/), on Flickr

Geoff Chandler
11-13-2011, 01:32 PM
Alright... now that you mentioned green gras of home. I call this GREEN AND GOLD.

58583
Well nailed - Yellow can be difficult with details - exposure is critical
You did well - which cam BTW

Geoff Chandler
11-13-2011, 01:37 PM
Yours truly on a birthday Bird flying treat :)
D90 in the hands of my very capable daughter Rachel
- Tamron 28 - 200 @ 48mm ISO640, early evening. Man. WB

tim11
11-13-2011, 02:01 PM
Well nailed - Yellow can be difficult with details - exposure is critical
You did well - which cam BTW

Thanks Geoff,
I know what you mean - red, yellow, white can be hard even with proper exposure sometimes. I admit this is not straight off JPG. I shot in RAW and tweaked it slightly using Capture NX. Photoshop can do great job too.
The camera is D90+Sigma 105.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-14-2011, 03:13 AM
Happy birthday Geoff.

ssil2000
11-15-2011, 02:36 AM
my 2 month old daughter :)
58592

XaiLo
11-17-2011, 04:33 PM
+1 Happy birthday Geoff, and many more.

ssil2000, congrats and she's a doll. :)

GPanda like the image, nice shot.

Rooz
11-18-2011, 03:41 AM
Congrats buddy !

Rooz
11-19-2011, 07:03 PM
was nice to get out today. havent shot a spider in the longest time and had a spare 15minutes ! lol
missed focus by a poofteenth on both. thats what happens when you;re so rusty !

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6112/6366745483_cee0d4bb5d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6366745483/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6366745483/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

and up close, not a crop.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6099/6366745807_0d272e9f10_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6366745807/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6366745807/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-19-2011, 09:15 PM
I can see where it shows up you're rusty. Mere mortals would have been damn proud of the shot though :)

Rooz
11-19-2011, 09:41 PM
Shame it's off focus. Otherwise the backdrop is perfect.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-19-2011, 11:13 PM
Ha ha, the out of focus part (background) is perfect, spoken like a true photographer.

K1W1
11-20-2011, 01:58 AM
missed focus by a poofteenth on both. thats what happens when you;re so rusty !


Too much driving or too much polishing?

Rooz
11-21-2011, 12:02 AM
too many kids !! lol

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6214/6375216417_4462a88293_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6375216417/)
Big World; Little Bug (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6375216417/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

K1W1
11-21-2011, 01:33 AM
That's magic

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-23-2011, 04:30 AM
Welcome to the forum exoticous, when popsting scroll down a little and you'll see a tab manage attachments that's how I add photos to my posts.

Sir Les
11-23-2011, 06:11 AM
exoticius's post is actually a quote from ssil2000's post of 12th November. Maybe he was quoting from it and forgot to add his own comment.

tim11
11-25-2011, 10:35 PM
(not) on an old gumtree...
58607

tim11
12-01-2011, 02:01 PM
Just another flower...

K1W1
12-01-2011, 05:44 PM
(not) on an old gumtree...


I hope it wasn't you feeding it the chips. Kookaburras are meat eaters not vegetable, chips will not do good things for them.

tim11
12-01-2011, 06:36 PM
I hope it wasn't you feeding it the chips. Kookaburras are meat eaters not vegetable, chips will not do good things for them.

No I didn't feed it chips. And no one else did. I guess the chips spilled from someone's cup and the bird just came down.

Sir Les
12-01-2011, 09:57 PM
Nice detail on the kookaburra feathers Tim, and also the flower. Those are very unusual, um, reproductive bits on the flower.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-02-2011, 02:31 AM
Great hybiscus Tim, I always struggle for depth of field with them for some reason but you've done it nicely.

Rasidel Slika
12-04-2011, 04:18 PM
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1223/4604020875_50b16f1172_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/4604020875/)
DSC_0554bws (http://www.flickr.com/photos/delobbo/4604020875/) by Rasidel Slika (http://www.flickr.com/people/delobbo/), on Flickr

Rooz
12-06-2011, 01:41 AM
Some birds with the 300VR

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6465005163_443fe38e84_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6465005163/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6465005163/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6465004953_46682e9dbd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6465004953/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6465004953/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6465004847_4a09292ee3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6465004847/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6465004847/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

kgosden
12-06-2011, 09:15 AM
Rooz,

That first bird is lovely. From the bands I am guessing these are at a zoo?

Rooz
12-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Yeah, i wish i was good enuf to clone it out.

belljam
12-06-2011, 07:59 PM
Rooz, That first bird is lovely.

+1 - really great shot Rooz! Is that the 300 f/4?

belljam
12-06-2011, 08:04 PM
A shot I took of a cook making some crepes in the storefront of downtown Toronto restaurant:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6094/6320348905_786a9747d0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10557974@N07/6320348905/)
Concentration (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10557974@N07/6320348905/) by bluenoser23 (http://www.flickr.com/people/10557974@N07/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-07-2011, 01:34 AM
+1 - really great shot Rooz! Is that the 300 f/4?

No he uses the 300 F2.8 now which has much nicer bokeh than the F4 which is pretty shit bokeh but nice and sharp.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-07-2011, 01:36 AM
+1 - really great shot Rooz! Is that the 300 f/4?

No he uses the 300 F2.8 now which has much nicer bokeh than the F4 which is pretty shit bokeh but nice and sharp.

Rooz
12-07-2011, 03:40 AM
No he uses the 300 F2.8 now which has much nicer bokeh than the F4 which is pretty shit bokeh but nice and sharp.

Its not THAT bad. lol
It can be a little rough sometimes i agree, but if you stay away from specular highlights its ok.

tim11
12-09-2011, 12:02 AM
Great hybiscus Tim, I always struggle for depth of field with them for some reason but you've done it nicely.
Thank you Dread. Sometimes I got it right. :)

photowerkz
12-16-2011, 04:53 AM
Bought the sigma 50mm macro today, so did a test shot of my audio technica a900's. From the very short use I've had of the 50, it seems just as good as the sigma 150mm - which was very very close to the nikkor 105vr in performance.

http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/at-a900.jpg
http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/at-a900.jpg

kgosden
12-16-2011, 07:18 AM
Marius,

Very nice headphone shot and nice phones. I am more of an HD600 series guy, but I have not listened to the AT's.

Dread Pirate Roberts
12-18-2011, 02:43 AM
One from the daughter. She struggles to handhold the tammie 90 in low light like this but occasionally it pulls a winner regardless of technique.

Rooz
12-18-2011, 03:16 AM
Marius,

Very nice headphone shot and nice phones. I am more of an HD600 series guy, but I have not listened to the AT's.

More audiophiles !
Love my Sennies aswell, am picking up some new wireless cans for Xmas.

Fantastic portrait dpr

Sir Les
12-18-2011, 06:38 AM
Lovely shot, DPR. Bet you wish you'd taken it! :)

photowerkz
12-18-2011, 10:22 AM
Marius,

Very nice headphone shot and nice phones. I am more of an HD600 series guy, but I have not listened to the AT's.

If you like very bass light headphones the a900's are perfect. Highs and mids are much more in front than the bass on those. But on saturday I got my perfect pair of headphones...

http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/w1000x.jpg
http://www.mariusaasheim.net/bilder/w1000x.jpg

I love them to death, they're awesome!! Running them off a schiit "asgard" headphone amp.

kgosden
12-18-2011, 08:46 PM
Marius,

From what I know it is too bad you did not include the plug in the photo as it seems as pretty as the ear cups. Not to hijack this into a head-fi.org thread, I recently got a Fiio E9/E7 bundle and it sounds great. Definitely added to the Shure 840's also a closed headphone. Not so certain that the HD600's benefit as much.

Rooz
12-18-2011, 10:52 PM
16-35
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6536233275_efa59a8240_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6536233275/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6536233275/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

ssil2000
12-19-2011, 01:26 AM
16-35
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6536233275_efa59a8240_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6536233275/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/6536233275/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Loving f4 zooms mate? :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Rooz
12-19-2011, 02:29 AM
i'll take the 16-35 over the 14-24 any day of the week.

ssil2000
12-19-2011, 03:13 AM
my little princess :)
58672